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- ACLED: ACLED Regional Overview – Asia (26 June 2019). 26 Jun 2019
- UN GA: The situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security - Report of the Secretary General (A/73/902–S/2019/493). 18 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- IOM: Returns to Afghanistan in 2018: Joint IOM-UNHCR Summary Report [EN/Dari/Pashto]. 25 Jun 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Integrated Drought Response, May 2019. 24 Jun 2019
• In February, UNICEF supported the Turkish government’s efforts to prevent and address child marriage, with a focus on capacity building. Approximately 460 staff and service providers from the government, armed forces, women’s shelters and violence prevention centres were trained on how to better identify and respond to child marriage cases.
Vaša Prava and UNHCR supported asylum seekers (who registered their claim over nine months ago) to become legally eligible for employment in BiH.
On 2 February, the Una-Sana Canton authorities placed a restriction on the entry of newly arriving single men to the Miral and Bira TRCs.
Approval from the Government of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton is still pending for refugee and migrant children in the Salakovac Reception Center to access primary school.
4,800 – 5,300 estimated refugee and migrant population at the end of February 2019
29,941 people assisted in February 2019
298 mt of food assistance distributed
US$ 177,887 cash-based transfers made
US$ 0.92 m six months (March-August 2019) net WFP Iran funding requirements
The Community‐Based Protection (CBP) and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017‐2019) for refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.
The four key priorities of the strategy covers:
As of 19 March, more than 122,600 people across 14 provinces have been identified as being affected by the March floods and in need of humanitarian assistance. As a result of the floods, 63 people are known to have died and a further 31 people have been injured.
134 refugee and migrant children, from House of All, the Žene sa Une safe house, and the Sedra,
Borići, Ušivak, and Bira TRCs were enrolled in primary education.
IOM opened the Borići TRC on 3 January and the first 136 refugees and migrants moved in. The Borići TRC is predominantly for families with children.
Health care services in the Ušivak TRC are now provided by the Sarajevo Cantonal Health Institute through the Hadžići Primary Health Centre, with the support of DRC.
In Kandahar province, 4,698 households (more than 33,000 people) have been identified as requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of flooding. Across eight provinces and Kandahar city, 1,855 houses have been destroyed and 2,841 houses have been partially damaged by flooding. There was further rain on 10 March, although no new flooding incidents have been reported.
In Kandahar province, some 21,200 people have been assessed requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of the floods. 25 people are known to have died and 40 people have been injured. According to joint assessments conducted by the government and humanitarian partners (including IOM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, SWABAC, HAPA, SCI, NRC, DRC, DACAAR, APA, HRDA, COAR and ARCS) in Kandahar and seven flood-affected districts, 1,340 houses have been damaged and a further 1,276 have been destroyed.
Nine provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding.
More than 40 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.
3,800 houses have been damaged or destroyed along with schools, mosques, agricultural land and infrastructure.
220 organisations Organisations with the capacity to provide humanitarian services in October, November and December 2018.
Eight provinces have been affected by heavy rains and flooding. A further seven have been affected by snowfall and avalanches.
More than 20 people have reportedly been killed as a result of flooding, many others have been injured or are still missing.
More than 1,600 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Assessments are ongoing and numbers are expected to increase.
The Community‐Based Protection and Urban Outreach Strategy (2017‐2019) for Refugees in Pakistan was endorsed in July 2017. The overall goal of the strategy is for refugees living in Pakistan to be empowered and their resilient capacity strengthened, enabling them to minimize their exposure to protection risks and improve their overall protection environment, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.
The four key priorities of the strategy covers:
Heavy rains have caused flooding six provinces; Kandahar, Kunar, Zabul, Nimroz, Hirat and Farah.
In Kandahar, ANSF rescued 1,200 flood-affected people with air support.
An estimated 85 per cent of Farah city has been flooded.
Flash floods have reportedly killed 20 people, with others still missing or trapped by the flood waters.
Houses and infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.
Provincial Disaster Management Committee convened an initial meeting, and rapid assessment teams have been deployed.
15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned in 2018 to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries. So far in 2019, 167 refugees have returned. Returns from Pakistan are currently on winter break, and will commence in 1 March.
343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. 8,101 individuals (1,179 families) have been recorded displaced in 2019 to date.
• At the start of 2019, Turkey continues to host the largest registered refugee population in the world with over 4 million refugees and asylumseekers registered, of whom over 1.7 million are children.